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thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. and i'm eric thomas. it was beautiful over the weekend mike. changes coming in the form of caller weather and chance of a shower or two best chance around the monterey bay and south. right now live doppler 7 hd clear of clouds other than fog around santa rosa where visibility is half a mile so be careful there. for the bay upper 40s to mid 50s top out around mid to upper 60s and cool quickly at 7:00, mid 50s to low 60s.
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partly cloudy. >> if you are going to be inland today, 40s and 50s work to 70 by 4:00, fall back into the 50s and 60s by 7:00. high clouds and sun along the coast mainly in the low to mid 60s. if you are headed to san francisco airport 380 eastbound from 280, very slow earlier accident there cleared. second fender-bender in the back-up slow but getting through. south 101 before whipple second accident blocking a lane. problem southbound 880 near the montague with stalled big rig skwaoeufpt >> governor brown is taking action to put the brakes on gas prices which saw a rapid increase and all-time highs 0 the weekend. sue thompson isly in emeryville. -- >> reporter: good morning gas prices now still remain high
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jut un$5 a gallon at the shell station. -- just under $5 a gallon at the shell station. governor brown has taken emergency action he did this sunday. brown is calling for refineries to go ahead and start producing what is called a winter blend mix of gasoline. this gasoline typically is not produced by the refineries until after halloween. due to the skyrocketing prices in the last week, governor brown wants this to take place immediately this is a cheaper mix of gas to produce, which will translate into lower prices for consumers. of course, everyone has seen the pain at the pump. dramatic jump in prices, take a look at san francisco now $4.74, up 47 cents in one week. oakland and san jose, $4.68, a jump of 50 cents.
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one expert did say governor brown's emergency action will help consumers. >> it is right if that would have a major impact on the price. increasing our supplies by 8 or 10% could be plenty to bring down california prices to normal relationship to the rest of the country. >> reporter: now the big question, how soon will we see prices fall? analysts are all over the board on this some are saying we could see prices drop in the next week. sue thompson, abc7 news. they are cleaning up this morning arm oakland city hall after protesters went on a vandalism spree. they broke windows and damaged cars from 14th and telegraph at 6:00 last night. the targets included city hall, police recruiting station, several banks and other businesses. plus, cars parked along the street. police say they were outnumbered and were not
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prepared to move in and make arrests without outside help. demonstrators dispersed before help could be brought in. amy hollyfield is there now and will bring a live report in 30 minutes. san francisco police say many of the protesters arrested saturday after violent stretch march are members of an anarchist gang. 20 arrests were made. police say they were assaulted with projectiles, including bags of rocks, mixed with paint. protesters are planning a march and rally at san francisco's civic center when president obama appears at a fundraiser this evening the president is expected to arrive this afternoon at the inter-continental hotel. traffic restrictions in place near the hotel on fit and howard streets and civic
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auditorium. the president will be coming from the central valley where he will announce the establishment of a national monument honoring cesar chavez. mitt romney moving his campaign from florida to virginia today. preparing to deliver major foreign policy speech at virginia military institute expected to propose u.s. take a more assertive role in syria and put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. romney is looking to paint president obama as a weak leader who has limited influence on global affairs. man under arrest after police say he assaulted a woman in golden gate park. officers say he grabbed the woman around the waist, she broke away, unharmed. police chased him and pepper sprayed him when he resisted. rescuers pulled 14 cats and a diagnosis from a house fire after two residents escaped many crews responded to the 300 block of erving ton
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street. two of the cats and the dog died. crowds expected on wednesday when the new target store at metreon opens. the store occupies second floor of the metreon complex target officials held a job fair there in august and hired 300 new employees. the new target store will be the first in the city. the store opens 7 a.m. and will cater to shoppers buying food and smaller items. drama building for pumpkin fanatics today annual world championship pumpkin weigh-off kicks off in half moon bay -- last year's winning gourd set a new record. >> a lot of tasteless, yucky
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pie. >> going for one ton this year. time for a look at the forecast. cooler, a few degrees here and there. pumpkin weigh-off at half moon bay, 7:00 this morning starts, a few clouds and 57, light breeze at 9:00, a few clouds and 60, by the time we get to 11:00 and find the winner, 63°. this afternoon mix of clouds and sun, partly cloudy to mostly sunny, low 60s coast into san francisco, mi$gwñ 60s o near 70 bay, upper 60s to mid 70s inland. monterey bay sunshine, mix of clouds that will come in during the afternoon, mid to upper 60s around the bay, low to mid 70s inland. next couple of days, still have a chance of a shower,
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mainly south around the monterey bay further south tuesday and wednesday, then over for thursday f we get a stray shower closer to the bay area, it will be in the north bay, that in the forecast in a few minutes. good morning. light bay bridge metering lights off, cars breezing through, cash folks delayed backed up through and to the west grand overcrossing otherwise sluggish upper deck no major slow downs eastbound 380 connector from 280 to 101 earlier accident has things slow, bumper-to-bumper towards san francisco airport you can get south and north from 380, just a little slow. southbound 880 near montague stall big rig just cleared out of lanes. drive times now 580 to altamont pass, bunched up, highway 4, slow westbound into the -- from antioch to burg 80
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westbound good here's your waze map, southbound pleasant hill road very heavily traveled area, wires down in the road between spring hill and deer hill that section closed until 9 a.m. you cannot get to 24 from that section, take geary to 680 to 24. down led to free app to get around and try to an -- download this free app to get around and try to avoid some of these nightmares,, free app. new information we are learning about the rumored ipad mini. will and kate stepping back into the spotlight. the public appearances the royals are planning in britain, after those topless photos of the duchess surfaced. do-or-die for giants must game to keep the october
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current conditions as far as visibility we were at half a mile in santa rosa a few minutes ago now the fog has moved a little or re ed napa. today's forecast, temperatures -- well below average slight breeze at the coast afternoon the bay bartley cloudy, 64 to 70.
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-- well below average from upper 60s to mid 70s. not too late to win $had,000 from abc 7 -- to win $49,000 from abc7. they've all ended. the winner will be announced after the 49ers game october 18th. you can enter too go to then click the win $49,000 button. hope the giants and a's get lucky, both now trail two games to to none and have backs again the wall in the division playoff series. giants travel to cincinnati today, reds have been hitting against giants' pitching. [ unintelligible ] arroyo shut out giants giving up just one hit, giants lose
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9-0. they have to win the next three in cincinnati starting tomorrow to stay alive. in detroit a's had lead several times yesterday closer game -- tigers scored in the bottom half, throw gets away, game tied, in the 9th bases loaded, sacrifice fly scores walk-off win for tigers a's lose 5-4. apple could be gearing up for huge launch of ipad mini rumored to be a smaller version. the company has ordered its suppliers to make more than 10 million of the devices double the amount amazon ordered for kindle fire. apple set to be planning october 17th, launch. apple not responding to problems at foxconn.
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foxconn denies workers staged a strike friday to protest conditions. a group says there was way work stoppage. workers are said to be upset with tighter quality control standards. venezuelan president chavez has won reelection. people were celebrating overnight his closest race yet after a bitter campaign in with it opposition accused him of unfairly using venezuela's oil wealth and near total control of state institutions to his advantage. chavez has ruled the country 14 years. royal couple will and kate will this week make their first public appearances in britain since her topless photo scandal. they have four days of events in london and northern england the first public outing since last month's tour. royal watchers say the ordeal
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may boost her popularity if she is seen as stoic and strong. ahead, popular caffeinated drink getting ready to give customers a new choice. liam neeson hot with moviegoers. sequel dominating box office. it may only be october that doesn't moon you can't hit the slopes. resort now open for skiers and snowboarders. live look at bay bridge cash paying folks with bate of a delay otherwise everybody is breezing through, no mere lights yet. problem in san bruno and another in redwo
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die-hard skiers and
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snowboarders have place to head kind of far but still it is snow wild mountain ski area in minnesota for the second time ever the first ski area in the nation to open for business. a small patch october 8th, ski area has two feet of snow even though it is surrounded by grass. >> can we infer they made the snow there? >> looks like it. >> it does. >> can't wait to get started nothing cold in our forecast maybe a few sprinkles possibly. >> possibly, mainly tomorrow and wednesday that's it, not much nothing to hang your hat on and hope to break the rain-free speak we've had the last couple of months. good morning looking from embarcadero towards the port of oakland under the bay bridge. doppler looks clear, pretty clear just about every not many clouds, a little fog around napa, as far as temperatures, dress for 40s,
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mid 40s around santa rosa, napa, half moon bay, 49 los gatos, everybody else in the low to mid 70s except and job the exception as usual, 59, monterey bay -- 48 gilroy to 55 in salinas. partly cloudy and slightly cooler today, a few clouds possible shouldn't keep from you viewing international space station as it rolls across our sky. shower possible, especially south of the bay area tuesday and wednesday. that's where the best chance is. fremont 70 today, san francisco 62,. south bay 69 to 71, -- mid 60s -- low 60s long the coast today, low to mid 60s downtown, south san francisco and sausalito upper 60 to low 70s
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north bay, low 60s beaches, mid to upper 60s most of the east bay shore, fremont 70 low to mid 70s east bay valleys where some of the warmest weather will be. monterey bay mid to upper 60s. tonight 40s north bay everybody else in the 50s and a little more cloud cover tomorrow morning. we have area of low pressure to our west, a little drizzle for the coast as we head towards tomorrow morning. tomorrow afternoon maybe a stray shower across north bay wednesday best chance of showers down to the south. coolest tuesday, wednesday, much warmer as we head towards saturday and sunday. . a little cooler trend thursday into friday then warming trend for saturday and sunday. here's sue. good morning. nice traffic headed northbound
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87, drive past hp pavillion in san jose at the limit. bunching up 80 westbound towards macarthur maze, slow traffic no major stalls or accidents. slow traffic into the bay bridge toll, no metering lights starting to slow up. connector between 280 and 101 earlier two accidents now cleared. speeds picked up. both ramps open. south 101 before whipple injury accident fire on scene, police on scene, slow traffic approaching redwood city. south 880 near montague stalled big rig blocking a lane there, trying to get that to the right. for now expect a minimal delay south 880 in san jose. 6:22. red bull getting ready for
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expansion. >> personal letter from one of the greatest minds spanning two centuries getting ready to go on the auction block. is heaven real? today katie couric talks to people who say their close encounters with death have brought them in contact
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flavors. the energy company set to announce today it will introduce cranberry, lime and blueberry. the line of drinks will be called red bull an ds this march, analysts say it is a sign red bull is trying to play catch up with monster and rock star. letter written by albert einstein that dismissesed idea of god as product of human weakness is going on ebay auction block. letter was written in nine nine five foye tour -- in 1954, one year before his death. asking price, three million dollars. if that is beyond your budget ebay has letters starting at less than $100. liam neeson hot at the box office, taken 2 pulled in 50 million dollars double the hall for the first in 2009.
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hotel transylvania dropped to second, pitch perfect third, looper fourth, frankenweanie opened in fifth. still ahead, nationwide meningitis scare continues to grow. what is being done to prevent further cases. and the california clinics linked. one month until election day ahead the head start california is giving voters who don't want to wait to cast their ballots. oakland's city hall this the only building that looks like this, this morning. i'm amy hollyfield, next i'll tell you what happened and show you the damage. partly cloudy, 60s and 70s no matter where you are today as far as our travel forecast, temperatures in the 60s and 70s across most of the country. ft. lauderdale and baltimore with flight arrival delays. all the rest of the country on time.
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good morning 6:30 monday octoberth. embarcadero -- october 8th. embarcadero a few clouds over the bay things calming after a most eventful weekend not an exaggeration. >> not at all. good morning i'm eric thomas. and i'm kristen sze. thanks for joining us. it was nice, warm and sunny. let's look at live doppler, see if those clouds are dropping rain, we talked about a few showers possible this week mainly tomorrow into wednesday we are to have a dry start this morning, a lot of
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sunshine today, a few clouds from time to time around the bay, 40s and fives on our way to the mid and upper 60s between noon and 4:00. if you live inland you stay in the falllys today, 40s and 50s also we'll work our way that mid 60s to around 70°. coast mix of sunshine and a few clouds and light breeze temperatures 40s to low 50s right now in the upper 50s to low 60s most of the afternoon. here's sue. good morning. couple of hot spots. first southbound 101 peninsula redwoody before whipple chp getting that accident out of lanes little slow traffic hopefully will begin picking up. i wanted to show you our waze app traffic droppers, pleasant hill road last night fatal accident wires down in the road, closed between spring hill and deer hill. take geary to 680 to get back
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to highway 24 westbound. if you want to download this app, it is free, waze. cleanup crews will be out in downtown oakland this morning after a weekend protest went out of control. amy hollyfield joins us live in opd headquarters. >> reporter: it is a mess here. take a look at city hall. the windows are bashed in, still glass everywhere they haven't boarded it up yet, quite a cleanup jobto -- job still to do they vandalled windows in several builds, at&t building, police recruiting station and other bank buildings. they stuck to the area around city hall, up and down franklin, , they trashed four cars on franklin one of the car's owners was disgusted -- >> i don't know what kind of message they are sending.
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i don't know how they believe we are part of the 1%, we are just hardworking average people. >> reporter: they started as an occupy oakland rally that's what police said it was about 6:00. officers say there was also an anti-par element in the mix. police say they weren't expecting this so they didn't have enough officers. there were 250 people out here protesting. they say it was quick, 30 minutes so they didn't have enough time to call in mutual aid. now they've got private security guards out here, standing guard this is in front of city hall. we've seen a couple of private security guards throughout downtown in front of a couple other buildings no one was hurt no one was arrested. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. 6:33. new this morning, oakland police trying to solve mystery surrounding dead body found in a parked car in the eastmont neighborhood officers were notified about a suspicious
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vehicle after 5 p.m. yesterday. inside they found a man's decomposing body. no word on the person's name or manner of death. the family of a hercules woman found stabbed to death in her home will hold a memorial vigil tonight at 8:30. 55-year-old susie ko was found dead in her home, her family said she been stabbed. they are asking to you keep an eye open for her light blue, 2011 subaru outback with plate number: 1 a 1 f 680. president obama coming to the bay area today to make a last dash for campaign cash. parking restrict s and signs springing up outside the inter-continental hotel in san francisco where he has an event late this afternoon then the civic auditorium for a concert and rally headlined by
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john legend. before the concert, $20,000 per person dinner prepared by celebrity chef alice waters and tyler florence attendedded by quarterback smith. last night the -- the president spoke at the nokia theater in los angeles. he says he marvels at how performers perform flawlessly night after night but cannot say the same for himself poking fun at his performance in last week's debate. you don't have to wait until november to vet early voting in california starts today by law vote by mail begins 29 days before the election you can go to your y elections office and cast bail lot today is columbus day that means some officials will be closed. treat week wraps up today with tours of ships from the navy, coast guard and royal
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canadian navy. they start 9:00 this morning, will likely draw big crowds until they close 4:00 this afternoon. weekend performances by the blue angels, and other events drew massive crowds to san francisco, bart ridership hit record highs. saturday well over 2319,000 -- well over 319,000 riding bart. we have a live report from the new york stock exchange straight ahead. dow starting off, off 44 points. relief could be on the way for sky high gas prices.
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57° this morning warming to 63° by the time those big gourds some may top a ton this year will reach out to around 63°. next couple of days i know there's a chance of rain mainly around monterey bay and south possibly stray shower north bay tomorrow mainly dry for the rest of us and still cooler than average. here's sue. back-up at the bay bridge toll m -- metering lightses are on. -- once get on the upper deck no problem into san francisco, bart, muni, all on time newark,
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big rig caught fire this is at cherry and jasmine. cherry shutdown at hour at this hour. forget about memorizing phone numbers now you may only have to remember the name. >> i like the idea. jane king at the new york stock exchange with that and wal-mart and american express teaming up. they are. very interesting wal-mart and amex developing reloadable prepaid card for customers, it is called the bluebird card no overdraft, minimum balance or monthly fees. the company says ed to be an all turn i have to debit and checking accounts and serve what it calls the under banked. it will be available next week. wal-mart says the two will be offering check-writing service next year.
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wal-mart and american express shares higher. green do the has a red arrow -- green dot has a red arrow. we are lower the world bank this morning forecasting economic growth in east asia, will hit 11 year low@lcvkk haven't seen since 1997. u.s. markets under some pressure. bloomberg index down. shares of apple word over the weekend another labor dispute in china temporarily halted iphone 5 assembly. sprint rolling out new service, will let you use a name instead of a phone number to give out to people to call. you can choose a name or nickname if you have a account. i could be star star jane and you could be star star eric
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and kristen. any way, live at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king. easier to remember, either way >> we need easier as each year goes on. >> yep. >> me too. action taken to try to bring down record high gas prices. meningitis scare continues to grow. new cases and the california clinics link
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well we come back. you are looking live at downtown san francisco mostly clear about 55°. a lot of sunshine today mixed
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with clouds temperatures cooler than average. chance of showers tomorrow and wednesday. 6:45. gas prices continue to climb in california. help may be on the way. the aaa fuel gauge report shows prices in san francisco now average $4.74 per gallon for regular. in oakland and san jose $4.68. a finance any or two higher per gallon -- a penny or two higher per gallon since yesterday. the governor has ordered winter blend gas to start selling earlier and senator feinstein has asked the ftc to investigate the hike. the first nobel prizes of the year were just announced in sweden one has links to the bay area. british researcher and researcher of japan are winners in medicine.
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the prize committee says the two have revolutionized the uns of how thousands of oisms develop. pharmacy linked to outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued voluntary recall of all of its products, nine states, seven died, new england compounding center said it issued the recall out of caution fda already issued alert to the medical community not to use the company's products. the company sent products to tour clinics in california, -- in california. we'll have more on the weather coming up in a second. a lot of people wondering can it last the wonderful weekend during fleet week?
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a lot going on. >> showers especially down to our south tomorrow and wednesday nothing this morning. 6:47. there's that beautiful picture again of downtown san francisco, live doppler 7 hd hardly a cloud out there, you don't have to worry about wet weather not even at the coast, biggest deterrent this morning a little fog in the napa valley and we had reports earlier of fog along 101 around santa rosa. temperatures in those areas in the mid 40s with half moon bay, los gatos 49 everybody else close to to mid 50s, antioch -- 59. monterey bay upper 40s to low 50s. partly cloudy, cooler today, a few clouds tonight you will be able to see the international space station late this evening showers possible south tuesday, wednesday best areas stray one could pop anywhere
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that's where they will most likely be. 5 to 12° cooler than average across the board today. upper 60s to low 70's in the south bay mix of clouds and sun, mid to upper 60s for most of the peninsula, low 60s coast, low to upper -- low to mid 60s downtown, south san francisco, sausalito. upper 60s to low 70s valleys. mid to upper 60s east bay shore warmer weather in the east bay valleys low to mid 70s there. mid to upper 60s monterey bay as we look at the rest of the state, cooler tahoe 65, mid 70s chico and sacramento, 94 palm springs, low to upper 70s from san diego to l.a. tonight 40s north bay valley, the rest of us in the 50s, more cloud cover than what we are seeing this morning. we will wake to dry conditions tomorrow, as we head through tomorrow you can see during
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the afternoon, slight chance of a stray shower north and then it disspates overnight into wednesday morning and wednesday afternoon south of monterey where the best chance of those scattered showers will be. low traveling closer bringing extra clouds it will be coolest tomorrow and wednesday. low pulls away thursday, friday below average better warming trend saturday, sunday. have a great day. potential problem gilman 80 westbound accident blocking lane bunching up, clearing up and funneling into the macarthur maze metering lights on at the toll, backed there to west grand. san mateo bridge heavy towards foster city brake lights eastbound good direction, right speed roadwork eastbound at foster city boulevard towards the flat section until 1:00 this afternoon.
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our waze app, the reason we are showing new is lafayette pleasant hill road closed southbound between spring hill and deer hill overnight fatal accident wires in the road chp not expecting that section to be open until 9:00 this morning. alternate geary to 6890 towards 24 as we move -- 680 towards 24, you can see slow southbound 680 according to our traffic spotters. abc7 news do the -- for more on this it is a free app. what is trending on twitter now in the bay area: duck dynasty new show on cable getting buzz. brian wilson, some people are asking will brian wilson of the beach boys be fired from the reunited group. some talking brian wilson of the giants in the dug out with his beard hanging with his
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teammates. follow us on twitter. new youtube video shows a fight that broke out between two wedding parties at a philadelphia hotel. dozens of guests were involved in this big brawl over the weekend, police had to use batons and tasers to break up the fight, even holding the bride back. a 57-year-old uncle of one of the brides suffered a heart attack and later died. three arrests. commercial supply ship headed to the international space station this morning. >> 2, 1, and liftoff! >> spacex launched unmanned drag done capsule last night. the capsule is carrying 1,000 pounds of supplies including ice cream.
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dragon is set to reach the space station wednesday. this is the first of 12 resupply mission force spacex. nasa is relying on private business now that the shuttles are all retired. weather permitting, you will be able to see the space station passing over the bay area tonight. nasa website has a section where you can check the time ndamukong suh if tonight 8:31. to the naked eye it will -- it will look like a star moving closely across the sky. five things you need to know before you go, including fundraiser bringing president obama to the bay area
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here are five anyones to know before you go:
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president obama returns to the bay area today for more fundraising before the november election. he was in l.a. last night. he wail 10 an event in san francisco -- he will attend an event in san francisco this afternoon. [ inaudible ] >> number two, governor brown taking a stand to bring down record high gas prices ordering smog regulation fors to allow winter blend gas to be sold earlier than usual. >> number three, vigil will be held 8:30 tonight to honor the memory of 55-year-old susie ko who was found stabbed to death in her home friday night. family is asking to keep a look out for her car missing. number four, businesses cleaning up after protester went on a vandal. spree.
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250 protesters targeted city hall. police recruiting station, several businesses and parked cars. police say they were outnumbered. >> number five, researcher with ties to the bay area can add nobel prize winner to his resume. >> final check of your forecast. >> good news, live doppler clear, no flight arrival delays into sfo, oakland or san jose fog around napa and a little up and down 101 in our north bay valleys, light breeze at coast, 59 to 63° today, partly cloudy around the bay, 64 to self. inland 607 north bay valley to 74 in the east bay valleys. bay bridge metering lights
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on, traffic jammed past west grand overcrossing, pretty sky, hard to see the cars, but they are there. 80 through berkeley, right now earlier accident at gilman cleared. traffic bunching up past university avenue as it heads towards macarthur maze, slow and go there. drive times heading out now, 580 slow up and over the altamont into the dublin pleasanton area, 80 slow, 80 carquinez bridge into the maze, about 25 minutes as you head in. metering lights on traffic slow, once you again on the span it moves well into san francisco. thank you for joining us for this edition of the abc7 morning news. >> you can keep track of the latest breaking news on twitter. and talk about it at >> don't forget to download our new alarm clock app for
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your iphone. sunshine 55 now. >> thank you, see you later.
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